Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Five Candles, Three Evils

Five might not be much of an age as international organisations go, but the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation has become more muscular as Central Asia has changed. Russia, concerned with China’s growing involvement in its ex-colonies in Central Asia, has started to take the Organisation more seriously. In July, the heads of state of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be in Shanghai to celebrate the fifth anniversary, alongside high-level observers from Mongolia, India, Pakistan and Iran. Expect them to be busy combating the United States – and the three evils.

The World Today Published 1 June 2006 Updated 15 October 2020 4 minute READ

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